EXPLORING THE NATURAL BEAUTY IN GEORGIA
The state of Georgia is as diverse as it is beautiful. From the North Georgia Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean coastal views, Georgia is abound with outdoor charm. Check out these destinations for a day or weekend filled with wonder.
Tallulah Gorge – Tallulah Falls
Tallulah Gorge is one of the best canyons on this side of the country. It is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Walking the length of the gorge is amazing and its beauty is truly breathtaking.
Long Creek Falls – Three Forks
These magnificent falls are about 50 feet high. The trail next to the falls is a moderate two-mile hike-easy enough for most people to get out there and experience the beauty of these falls.
Amicalola State Park –Dawsonville
This huge park covers more than 800 acres and is located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. The name Amicalola State Park means “tumbling waters” in the Cherokee language. In this expansive park there are multiple opportunities to see beautiful tumbling waters.
Anna Ruby Falls, Smith Creek – Helen
Smith Creek is located at the bottom of Ruby Falls. The Smith Creek Trail is a 4.6 mile hike, which connects the base of Anna Ruby Falls to Unicoi State Park.
Cascade Falls on the Pine Mountain Trail – Cartersville
These stunning falls are located on the Pine Mountain Trail. Cascade Falls is a two-mile hike from the start of the trail. It makes for a wonderful day trip!
Cockspur Lighthouse – Tybee Island
This historic and majestic lighthouse was built in 1855 on an oyster bed foundation. It ceased to be a beacon in 1909 and until recently was open daily. It is now closed due to hazards however, it is viewable from a distance.
Sapelo Island Lighthouse
If you’ve never visited Sapelo Island, you definitely have to put it on your Georgia bucket list. The lighthouse on this island is actually the second oldest brick light house in the country. It was built in 1820 by Winslow Lewis and is the oldest surviving lighthouse by this architect. Sapelo Island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gresham’s Mill, Canton
This mill has a long and rich history going back before the land lottery of 1832. The mill is on private property, so if you plan on visiting, you have to keep your distance!
Source: Georgia On My Mind